Summary: Late night, after Christmas Eve’s Eve Celebrations, Brad, Jeremy and Margo talk about Dana and their impression on how she is handling the diagnosis.
Summary: On Christmas eve, Dana's sister, Margo, joins Brad and Jeremy to talk about Christmas and being called a grinch in the past.
Summary: Brad and Dana's 4 year old niece, Eliza Dowling, expertly podcasts about Christmas in this short and sweet episode (and one of our favorites!).
Summary: Brad’s first girlfriend, Bridget, visits and they talk about young love and their 20 year friendship.
Summary: Brad and Dana update the listeners on the direction of Defending Your Life as they head into the New Year. They also do a quick update on Brad's health, including some revealing and somewhat scary news, after Brad's follow up with the Oncologist and Neurosurgeon.
Summary: Althea and Fabian - friends from the Fletcher School - talk about relationships and ambition with Brad, Dana, and Jeremy.
Summary: From VA, Dave, Lindsey, and Marsie talk with Brad and Dana about priorities and time.
Summary: Brad's cousin, Luke joins Brad & Dana as well as Marsie, Dave, and Lindsey to talk about family and what it means to be a Frost.
Summary: Brad and Dana travel to VA for an epic #FrostPack party. In this episode, they share with Marsie some exciting plans for the future.
Summary: Brad, Jeremy, and Dave have a late night chat about a topic no one wants to bring up: time.
Summary: Wombmate Dave joins Brad, Dana, and Jeremy for a tense and heated discussion on belief and miracles and how we find comfort during this diagnosis.
Summary: Brad’s cousin Courtney stops by the hospital on her cross country road trip back home to Montana. They reminisce about growing up in the Frost clan.
Summary: As Brad’s entire treatment process radically shifts, he talks with Dana and Jeremy about the newest updates as well as reflects on past decisions.
Summary: Brad addresses his mortality with Dana and Jeremy in this emotional episode.
Summary: Jeremy and Dana talk about the “what’s next” after Brad’s unexpected progression and impromptu trip to the hospital.
Summary: Brad and Dana end up in the ER yet again and are shocked by the reality of their situation.
Summary: Brad, Dana, and Jeremy are joined by Dana’s family for a very real post-Thanksgiving discussion about this diagnosis and how different family members deal based on their own individual experiences. In this episode, Margo and Thomas return, in addition to Jeremy's wife Meredith, Dana's aunt, Denise, and Dana's youngest sister, Stephanie.
Michelle joins Brad, Dana, and Jeremy to talk about the role of research and how far down the rabbit hole to go.
Brad, Dana, and Jeremy are joined by their friend Michelle to talk about the results of the final pathology report.
Brad and Dana are back at Cleveland Clinic for the follow up with the surgeon and to meet the oncologist and go over the next treatment steps
Brad, Dana, and Jeremy (mostly Dana and Jeremy) get a little heated and switch gears to talk about their shock in regards to Donald Trump winning the presidency.
As Brad’s Mom and Stepdad prepare to leave, Brad and Dana anticipate life without family visiting and attempt to figure out the “new normal” post diagnosis. Brad also confronts his own feelings as he is unable to be fully present in the lives of those he cares for.
Brad and Dana return from their 4th hospital visit in as many weeks and confront the reality of his diagnosis and the fear that comes with it.
After an unexpected trip to the ER and a night in the hospital, Dana does an early morning recap.
Brad and Jeremy talk decisions, commitments, and relationships (both theirs and others) in the face of cancer.